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rasp

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of rasp

  1. a harsh grating sound the rusted lock opened with a rasp Synonyms creak, grind, jar, scrape, scratch Related Words clang, clangor, clank, clash, jangle; scuff; croak, gargle; blast, bleat, bray, screech


rasp

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of rasp

  1. 1 to make smooth by friction after sawing the board in half, rasp the ends to remove any splinters Synonyms buff, file, hone, grind, rub, sandRelated Words plane, scrape; sandblast, scour; burnish, dress, gloss, polish, shine, smooth; edge, hone, sharpen, strop, whet; regrindNear Antonyms coarsen, rough (up), roughen, scuff

  2. 2 to pass roughly and noisily over or against a surface the sound of fingernails rasping on the blackboard makes me cringe Synonyms grate, grind, scrape, scratchRelated Words rub; groan, whineNear Antonyms glide, skate, slide

  3. 3 to disturb the peace of mind of (someone) especially by repeated disagreeable acts the two siblings seemed intent on rasping each other for the entire car trip Synonyms aggravate, annoy, bother, bug, burn (up), chafe, eat, exasperate, frost, gall, get, grate, gripe, hack (off), irk, itch, nark [British], nettle, peeve, persecute, pique, put out, irritate, rile, ruffle, spite, vexRelated Words hassle, heckle; nag; inflame (also enflame), provoke, rouse; badger, bait, bullyrag (also ballyrag), devil, hagride, harass, harry, pester, plague, tease; anger, antagonize, enrage, incense, infuriate, madden, rankle, roil; agitate, discomfort, discompose, disquiet, distress, exercise, freak (out), fret, perturb, undo, unhinge, unsettle, upset, worry; affront, insult, miff, offend, outrageNear Antonyms appease, conciliate, mollify, oblige, pacify, placate, propitiate; delight, gladden, gratify, please, satisfy; assure, cheer, comfort, console, content, quiet, reassure, solace, soothe

  4. 4 to damage or diminish by continued friction during the last ice age, glaciers rasped the surface, leaving the deeply scarred rock Synonyms chafe, corrade, erode, fray, frazzle, fret, gall, abrade, rub, wearRelated Words file, gnaw, grate, graze, grind, nibble, sandblast, sandpaper, scour, scrape, scuff, shave; erase, reduce, rub out, wear out, wipe (away); bite, break down, break up, chew, corrode, decompose, disintegrate, dissolve, eat; hone, sharpen, whet


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